Thursday, June 3, 2010

Appointment Update!

I guess all and all, Alexis' eye appointment went well.  This little Gal is such a trooper.  We arrived at the appointment, signed in and was called back immediately.  The nurse, put drops in Alexis' eyes to begin dilating them.  Alexis was not happy about this, but nothing a few Goldfish crackers couldn't solve.  She had Alexis follow some objects, and shined some lights on the wall for her to follow.  She did great!  We were then sent back out in the waiting area for about 30 minutes so the dilating drops could process.  Man, I seriously did not realize how active Alexis was until this particular moment.  She would not sit on my lap for one minute!  She wanted down to play.  Terry and I took turns chasing her around the waiting area and picking up the magazines that she would pick up and immediately throw down on the floor.  Thank goodness there is a huge waiting area and we were the only ones there.  I feel like Alexis was almost running away from us at times.  She was never more than a few feet away from one of us, but when we would tell her to come here, she would get a big grin on her face and purposely walk in the other direction.  Little booger!!

It was very cool to spend some one on one time with Alexis.  This does not happen much.  Terry's mom was back at our house watching Addison so that we could focus on her appointment without having to chase two munchkins around.  We are very grateful that the girls have wonderful grandparents who help us out on numerous occasions!!

So the long and the short of it....Dr. Roberts examined Alexis.  He shined some very bright lights in her eyes.  He made her follow dots of light on the walls & ceilings.  He had her pick up small objects off the table.  Just general things to test her eye strength.

At this time Dr. Roberts doesn't want to move forward with any treatment.  He did mention the "S" word (surgery) and also mentioned the "G" word (glasses).  He added a new word this time, "patch".  But he said that he wants to give her 3 more months before making any decisions.  By giving her 3 more months, this would allow her to "actually" be one year old.  Since she was born three months early, he wants to wait until her adjusted one year birthday has past before making any decisions towards treatment. 

I've been receiving several emails with questions recently and I was just asked by a new mommy of twins to do another "favorite things" blog.  So I will be working on another Q & A blog soon if you have any questions you wish for us to answer, please feel free to email me at: and I will do my best to address your questions.


Lisa said...

I'm so glad her appointment went well! I hope the G word, S word or P word are not mentioned at her next appointment!

Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

Oh, that is very good news. Glad it went so well and glad they are giving her another 3 months!

missdreampainter said...

yes it sounds like things went well, the fact that the dr. thinks time could help here is a good sign, my niece did the "P" thing for a long time and they started her on all that stuff younger than alexis, so i think it sounds like her eyes are stronger than my niece's so hopefully she won't have to go through all the same stuff my niece did. isn't it crazy how they test little baby's eyes, i was always amazed at how they could tell what was going on with kings' eyes when we went in to have her tested, we go back again in oct to see if she needs the "g" word, let's hope time has helped her too